Jessica Jacobsen Talk: An Alaskan Sloan Indigenous Scholar’s Journey
- Monday, March 9, 2020 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
- Gaines Hall, 110 - view map
Jessica Jacobsen will share her personal story from her roots in a rural village of 56 people to her struggles to overcome drug addiction and dropping out of high school. She will explain how the tragic murder of her twin sister served as the catalyst for her to shed addiction and rededicate herself to her own life and education. Jessica found her passion and talents in the field of construction management, and after graduating from the University of Alaska with her B.S. she was hired by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) as a construction manager. The ANTHC is the only hospital in the U.S. with a construction department, and its mission is to use preventative health and engineering to bring clean water and wastewater infrastructure to the most remote places in Alaska. Jessica will describe her graduate research project that involved developing a risk management planning procedure for ANTHC.
- The Graduate School